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Canon EMEA Reviews

Updated 16 May 2018
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  • Senior management have very little leadership skills / vision (in 15 reviews)

  • Career progression only for selected few (men) - no talent management programme can fix that (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "The new CEO will hopefully bring some much needed direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment
    Some very good employees
    Ability to make your own decisions
    Employees are happy to help each other

    Cons

    Limited career progression
    Employee benefits reduce every year
    Often wastes money of programmes which are badly managed
    People know how to play the system

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead wood. Invest in IT and systems. If you insist on reducing the benefits, then increase the salaries.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work but slow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time

    Pros

    great colleagues and friendly environment

    Cons

    slow decision making, no clear priorities,

  3. Helpful (1)

    "OK experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time

    Pros

    The company culture is very open everyone is friendly

    Cons

    you can easily find yourself doing more than what your job title is about. you are expected to do as you are being asked from your manager even if its not in your line of work.

    Advice to Management

    if a candidate is willing to work and prove themselves then give them a chance.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Enormous potential energy and creativity in the organization, though difficult to harness"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This was an excellent working location, with very experienced resource in both technical and non-technical areas. Multinational exposure was an added bonus.

    Cons

    In my opinion, it appeared difficult to get move anything forward at speed. There appeared to be significant 'pushback' from experienced resource who had been with the organization for quite some time.

    Advice to Management

    Having a globally recognised blue riband name (as a technology OEM) comes with the challenge of harnessing all the good and creative energy in a business such as this. Don't let it be undermined by people who are comfortable with the 'status quo', or processes that appear to stifle rather than encourage change.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Canon Europe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, no pressure, no accountability

    Cons

    Slow paced, product centric

    Advice to Management

    Leave and get some fresh talent


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Glass ceiling for women"

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    Former Employee - European Product Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - European Product Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - International working environment
    - Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    - Really hard for women to get into Manager and Senior positions
    - As a young starter, the package offered by the company is lower than the market's average
    - Slow-moving company


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Admin assistant role"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Gerrards Cross, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Gerrards Cross, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - fantastic coaches and team
    - lovely office
    - the role is very diverse

    Cons

    - no bonus
    - only 20 days holiday
    - no career development
    - passive aggressive staff members
    - not much flexibility in the role or opportunities to develop into new roles
    - no company benefits

    Canon EMEA Response

    23 Feb 2018 – Canon EMEA

    We'd like to confirm that annual leave is 25 days in the UK, bonuses are offered (% dependent upon role) and core company benefits cover pension, healthcare, life insurance, employee discounts and... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Overall experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good general company culture, multi cultural environment, great team spirit in many departments

    Cons

    Poor management not practising Canon values and lack of competence of management, not supporting work and life balance, not being valued unless you work late

    Advice to Management

    Take care of people, improve trust based relationships, empower employees and encourage flexible working. Reduce number of poor management layers


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Recognise talent and stop making it so difficult for good people to progress"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good company benefits
    - Famous brand, the best products in market
    - Generally people are pleasant to work and super passionate for the brand which helps
    - Good work life balance if you are in the right team/department
    - Organisation is rich with talent and intelligent thinkers

    Cons

    Poor progression. The company has tried to address this and introduce programmes to foster an environment for progression but senior management haven't bought into the idea. Resulting in bags of talent leaving the organisation

    Lack of direction, strategy is unclear and has been communicated poorly for a number of years leaving many employees disengaged and wondering what am I actually doing here?

    Complete lack of trust between "employees" and senior management

    There is an "us and them culture" when it comes to employees seconded from head office in Tokyo with double standards and inconsistencies when it comes to pay and renumeration

    No diversity in senior management

    Advice to Management

    Be clear on communication of strategy.

    Slow down on the restructuring.

    Start to reward high performing people on merit.

    Improve diversity and inclusion.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Core Values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing brand, brilliant company to work for overall and driving culture for change and impacting the world through imaging and solutions for digitization.

    Cons

    Too much leniency for certain senior managers (especially in emerging markets) to disregard core company values in terms of human capital, respect and recognition, making very valuable people who believe in Canon, leave and get disillusioned based on petty personal differences.

    Advice to Management

    Give credence to Kyosei internally at Senior Management level, especially in Emerging Markets, where too many senior individuals are undermining company culture, human capital and collaboration by driving imperial views of power and building Kingdoms that affect loyal and highly valuable Canon employees.


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